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Fitz Fulton’s Unparalleled Lifetime of Achievement in Flight Research

Posted on February 5th, 2015 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

Distinguished former NASA research pilot Fitzhugh L. Fulton Jr., described by colleagues as, “The Dean of Flight Test,” died Feb. 4, 2015. He was 89. During a career in the military, civil service and industry, he logged over 16,000 flying hours in more than 240 types of aircraft from the..
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The F-106 ‘Cornfield Bomber’

Posted on January 25th, 2015 · Posted in Aviation News

The “Cornfield Bomber” was a Convair F-106 Delta Dart, operated by the 71st Fighter-Interceptor Squadron of the United States Air Force, that made an unpiloted landing in a farmer’s field in Montana, suffering only minor damage, after the pilot had ejected from the aircraft. The aircraft, recovered and repaired, was..
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Tom McMurtry, Renowned Former NASA Pilot

Posted on January 9th, 2015 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

Thomas C. McMurtry was respected by peers, admired for his piloting skills and appreciated for his mentoring by many who knew him. The retired NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center research pilot died Jan. 3. He was 79. He is known for his exploits behind the stick of such aircraft as..
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Northrop X-4 Bantam

Posted on December 15th, 2014 · Posted in Aircraft Hangar

The X-4 was designed to test a semi-tailless wing configuration at transonic speeds. Many engineers believed in the 1940s that the such a design, without horizontal stabilizers, would avoid the interaction of shock waves between the wing and stabilizers. These were believed to be the source of the stability problems..
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NASA Begins Flight Testing of Shape-Shifting Wings

Posted on December 13th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

NASA’s green aviation project, together with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and FlexSys, Inc, is one step closer to demonstrating technology that could make future airliners quieter and more fuel-efficient with the successful flight test of a wing surface that can change shape in flight. The Adaptive Compliant Trailing..
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“Journey To Space” IMAX movie coming in February 2015

Posted on December 12th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

When the last shuttle landed in 2011, it was actually the beginning of a new era of human spaceflight, with new mission preparations by NASA and the international space community which will take astronauts beyond low earth orbit back to the moon, to asteroids, and to Mars within a generation...
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Apollo 13 anniversary to be commemorated at AirVenture

Posted on December 6th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

Members of the Apollo 13 crew and team will participate in activities at AirVenture 2015 marking the 45th anniversary of what was called the “successful failure” of the aborted moon mission. EAA AirVenture 2015, the 63rd annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention, will be held July 20-26 at Wittman Regional Airport in..
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AirWingMedia in Houston for Orion EFT-1 Mission

Posted on November 26th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

AirWingMedia traveled to the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston to participate in NASA’s Social program to observe the December 5, 2014 unmanned test flight of NASA’s Orion spacecraft on a Delta IV launch vehicle. What we saw at the NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory Apollo Era Mission..
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AirWingMedia at Armstrong Flight Research Center

Posted on November 25th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

November 18 and 19, 2014, AirWingMedia attended a NASA Social event at the Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California. There we learned all the things NASA is doing to push the frontier of faster, safer, and more fuel efficient aeronautics technologies. NASA Aeronautics Research Contributions to..
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NASA tests prototype twin-fuselage glider for satellite launches

Posted on November 5th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

NASA has successfully flight-tested a prototype twin-fuselage towed glider that could lead to rockets being launched from pilotless aircraft at high altitudes – a technology application that could significantly reduce the cost and improve the efficiency of sending small satellites into space. The first flights of the one-third-scale twin fuselage..
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